Employment

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Job training for senior citizens offered

Job training for seniors offered SER Jobs for Progress, a federally funded job-training program for economically challenged seniors, is currently accepting applications for enrollment in La Plata...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mercy expects hospice facility to open this summer

Already one of the largest employers in La Plata County, Mercy Regional Medical Center expects to expand with the completion of a new hospice facility this summer. The 11,000-square-foot facility...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Vantiv expects to be No. 1 payment processor in 2017

It’s been about two and half years since Vantiv bought Mercury Payment Systems, and changes in how consumers buy products are expected to help the company and its Durango office continue to grow...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Pueblo job growth rate outpaces Fort Collins, Greeley areas

By Dennis Darrow The Pueblo Chieftain Southern Colorado is closing the jobs gap with Northern Colorado. Job growth in Pueblo and Colorado Springs continued into the fall, and outpaced the Fort...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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After many Durango businesses prepared for overtime rule change, law is blocked by a Texas judge

For the last six months, Durango business have been getting ready for federally mandated changes in overtime pay, but on Tuesday, a Texas judge blocked it just days before it was set to take effect...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Tri-County Head Start seeks senior for job

Tri-County Head Start is currently looking for one senior citizen to train as part of the Senior Community Service Employment Program, which trains seniors for gainful employment opportunities. The...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County planning director finalist for Bozeman job

Midway through revisions to the comprehensive plan and on the verge of a land-use code overhaul, La Plata County Planning Director Damian Peduto could be moving on to a lead planning position in...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Western coal mines scaling operations back, shutting down

By the dim light of a headlamp, miners peer down avenues speckled with lights that make coal seam tunnels look more like urban streets. A close-knit community has developed around an industry that...

DATE: July 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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‘Ban the box’ legislation advances in Colorado Legislature

DENVER – A House committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would prohibit some employers from asking about a person’s criminal background on an initial application. The effort is known as “ban...

DATE: April 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County job growth attributed to diversification

In stride with state and national trends, unemployment is down in La Plata County. Department of Labor and Employment household surveys indicate a 3 percent unemployment rate for the county in...

DATE: March 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Businesses post more open jobs

WASHINGTON – U.S. companies advertised more available jobs in December and more Americans quit, trends that could lift wages in the coming months. The number of job openings jumped 4.9 percent to...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Lawmakers mull helping people overcome past mistakes with the law when seeking employment

DENVER – Colorado Springs resident Heidi Sharp has beaten her addiction to methamphetamine, but she still can’t seem to escape her criminal past. Despite trading her meth habit to pursue a degree...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News